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acknowledge 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/akˈnälij/,
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acknowledged, past tense; acknowledged, past participle; acknowledges, 3rd person singular present; acknowledging, present participle;
  1. Accept or admit the existence or truth of
    • - the plight of the refugees was acknowledged by the authorities
    • - the government acknowledged that the tax was unfair
    • - “That's true,” she acknowledged
  2. (of a body of opinion) Recognize the fact or importance or quality of
    • - the art world has begun to acknowledge his genius
    • - he's generally acknowledged to be the game's finest coach
  3. Express or display gratitude for or appreciation of
    • - he received a letter acknowledging his services
  4. Accept the validity or legitimacy of
    • - Henry acknowledged Richard as his heir
  5. Show that one has noticed or recognized (someone) by making a gesture or greeting
    • - she refused to acknowledge my presence
  6. Confirm (receipt of something)


  1. admit: declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"
  2. report the receipt of; "The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper"
  3. notice: express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with; "He never acknowledges his colleagues when they run into him in the hallway"; "She acknowledged his complement with a smile"; "it is important to acknowledge the work of others in one's own writing"
  4. express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"
  5. accept as legally binding and valid; "acknowledge the deed"
  6. accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority; "The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"; "We do not recognize your gods"
  7. (acknowledged) recognized or made known or admitted; "the acknowledged leader of the community"; "a woman of acknowledged accomplishments"; "his acknowledged error"
  8. To admit the knowledge of; to recognize as a fact or truth; to declare one's belief in; as, to acknowledge the being of a God; To own or recognize in a particular quality, character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to; To own with gratitude or as a ...
  9. A directive from the originator of a communication requiring the addressee(s) to advise the originator that his communication has been received and understood. ...
  10. Indicate by means of citation both in your reference list and in the body of your work, that a piece of information comes from someone else's work.
  11. Give credit to another person’s words, ideas or opinions in the form of a note and/or bibliographic citation.
  12. When you "acknowledge" a source, you are giving credit to the original author of the material you have used in your assignment.  You are noting that an idea, phrase, data, etc., is not an original idea of your own; rather you have learned the material from another author. ...
  13. Let me know that you have received my message.
  14. A declaration by someone that something is true.
  15. To recognize as one’s own.  In the notarial act called an acknowledgment, the document signer recognizes before a Notary that a signature on a document is his or her own and indicates it was made voluntarily.
  16. v.  accept the truth of admit (sth)